How many times has Jenson Button been made to look silly in his career? You could probably count the total with the fingers on one hand. And while he is by no means certain to face a public embarrassment at Suzuka at the end of this month, there remains a chance he could get caught with his pants down.
Button will need to be on top form when he takes on the showpiece round of Japan's Super GT series, the Suzuka 1000km, on August 27 in a Honda NSX-GT. His weapon will be a machine that's the world's fastest tin-top, almost as quick as GP3.
You may wonder: 'How could a Formula 1 world champion be caught out by a car not quite as fast as a third-tier single-seater?' The answer lies in the nuances that make Super GT arguably the world's most under-rated championship in terms of difficulty.